Grilled Asparagus with Lemon Tahini Sauce - a fast and easy side dish recipe
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Grilled Asparagus with Tahini Lemon Sauce

A fast and easy summer side dish recipe, asparagus is grilled until slightly charred then drizzled with a creamy tahini lemon sauce.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Lebanese
Keyword grilled vegetables
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 83kcal
Author Liz DellaCroce

Ingredients

  • 20 Dole asparagus spears trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Tahini Lemon Sauce

  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 clove grated garlic
  • slices toasted almond optional garnish

Instructions

  • Pre-heat the grill on high head and place trimmed asparagus spears in a resealable plastic bag. Add olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and black pepper to the bag. Seal and shake well to coat.
  • Grill asparagus on high heat until charred on both sides, about 5-6 minutes flipping once halfway through.
  • While the asparagus is grilled, begin making the lemon tahini sauce. To start, whisk together the lemon juice, tahini, garlic and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt in a small bowl. Working 1 tablespoon at a time, whisk in warm water until sauce becomes smooth and you've reached designed consistency.
  • Arrange grilled asparagus on a platter and drizzle with the lemon tahini sauce before topping with toasted almond slices to serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 83kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.9g | Protein: 2.9g | Fat: 6.7g | Saturated Fat: 0.8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.9g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 613mg | Fiber: 2.4g | Sugar: 2.4g